Singapore Press Holdings (“SPH”) final results was extremely good if we exclude the worsening performance of its media segment. Anyway, Media segment will be history to SPH soon, as shareholders has voted overwhelmingly in September 2021 to spin it off into the new proposed “company limited by guarantee” model. The final dividend declared of 3 cents per share is extremely stingy and disappointing. I have thought that they would have sweeten the Keppel Corp deal for shareholders by giving extra special dividends to keep retail shareholders happy so as to support the takeover.
Updated Keppel Corp’s Offered Consideration
Since the offer was announced on 2 August 2021, Keppel REIT’s price has dropped a lot which does impact the deal being offered to SPH shareholders. Let us start to do a little bit mental acrobatics using the most recent market price of SPH, Keppel REIT and SPH REIT as at 8th October 2021 (Friday):